This ensuite bath and wardrobe for a home on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River was confined to the same space as before the renovation, due to the placement of the door into the bedroom from the hall. The complete re-configuration of the space started with the centered placement of pocket doors to the bath. This maintained a symmetrical arrangement in the bedroom.
From there, all of the design elements were carefully aligned to each other; the tile selection and placement determined the sink placement, as well as the position of doors to wardrobe. Rather than resist the awkward proportions of the space, strong linear definition was used by the selection of floor and wall tiles.
A generous shower with multiple shower systems, is enhanced by the bench created from an extended tub deck. The tub is undermounted for a clean and uncluttered effect. The pedestal sink, which is flanked by shallow cabinets provides excellent function and takes less space than a conventional vanity.
The “closet” is transformed into a beautiful wardrobe, which features a neatly integrated full length mirror.
The vaulted ceiling gave rise to the opportunity to add clerestory windows for both the bath and wardrobe, for natural light in both rooms. Simple and magical pendant lamps provide light for non-daylight hours.
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We have worked with Friedman on several occasions over the years. His professionalism has always been at an exceptional level. The attention to client needs, the assessment of the environment, the attention to detail and the provision of a quality design and products is, and has been, his trademark. We remain extremely pleased with the end products and their continued appropriateness over time. With two kitchen/eating areas and 6 bathrooms later we would highly recommend Friedman and his Design First team for design, provision of excellent quality products and installation of the latter.
The bathroom and wardrobe design for this space was a challenge for Design First and Friedman given the limitations imposed by the space available and our requested attributes and his team came through with flying colors. The materials and color scheme met and exceeded our expectations and the features incorporated in the wardrobe and doorways were exactly what we needed. The space is very functional and continues to meet our needs. The staff at all levels were a charm to work with and always sought to address all of our requests.